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Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteering to Promote Mental Health During COVID-19

A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
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As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.

Wells Fargo's Open for Business Fund Boosts Access to Minority Lending

$84 million deployed so far has helped keep 50,000 small business jobs
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As many small businesses are still experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, Wells Fargo is working to support its customers in another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and continuing to provide additional small businesses support through its Open for Business Fund.

Ecocentricity Blog: Poetry for the Planet

By: John A. Lanier
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It’s going to be a short post today, mainly because I want to lift up the work of someone else. A friend of mine sent me a 2018 Youtube video of a young poet reciting a poem she wrote about climate action (thanks Deron!). The poet’s name is Amanda Gorman, and though I hadn’t heard of her previously, I think I should have. She’s tremendously talented and already accomplished in her 22 years, and her star is only rising higher. She has been invited to share a poem at the Biden Inauguration, which will make her the youngest inaugural poet for a president in American history.

Common Impact Recruiting Partners for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support Midwest Nonprofits

Virtual Day of Skills-Based Service to be Held During National Volunteer Week
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Common Impact, the national organization that matches companies and nonprofits with proven models of impact for skills-based volunteering, has announced that it will hold a virtual Skills for Cities event on Wednesday, April 21st during National Volunteer Week. Skills for Cities unites corporate professionals with nonprofits for a cross-sector day of skills-based consulting to build their capacity to do good in their communities.

Rockwell Automation Employees Recognize and Reflect in Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rockwell Automation was a proud sponsor of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s 24th annual celebration breakfast, which launched a five-day virtual event (Jan. 18-22) focusing on Deliberate Dialogue Discussions, a series of intentional conversations focusing on the social determinants of health. Rockwell leaders and close to 10 members of Rockwell’s African American Professional Network attended the event.

Announcing the "Share Your Dream" Essay Contest Winners!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In honor of the January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, FedEx team members from across the country submitted essays answering the question – “How are you working with a nonprofit to honor Dr. King’s legacy and promote inclusion in your community?

We’re happy to announce the essay contest winners!

Benevity Announces Executive Transitions

Kelly Schmitt, President and CFO, succeeds Bryan de Lottinville as CEO
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CALGARY, Alberta, January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced exciting executive leadership transitions as it enters the next phase of its growth following the closing of an investment from Hg’s Saturn 2 Fund on January 15, 2021.

Dow Honors the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Crystal King, Craig Barry and Lisa Williams on behalf of Dow’s Employee Global African Affinity Network (GAAN) Leadership Team
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"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’"

- Martin Luther King Jr.

VolunteerMatch Launches Art-as-Advocacy Match Studio Collaborative; Issues Call for Artists

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January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As part of its MLK Day 2021 community activations, VolunteerMatch announces the launch of the Match Studio Collaborative.

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